Four FHU Students Attend International English Conference
A group of Freed-Hardeman University English majors attended the Sigma Tau Delta annual conference held in New Orleans, La., Feb. 29-March 3.
Three students presented critical papers written for FHU classes: Kayla Carnagie, Fort Worth, Tex.; Allie Martin, Killen, Ala.; and Lauren Glenn, Knoxville, Tenn. Danielle Rose, Crossville, Tenn., also attended and served as chair for two sessions.
Carnagie, who also attended last year’s conference in Pittsburg, Penn., “These conferences are memorable experiences. I’m grateful to be a member of an organization that supports literature and writing and allows me to share my work,” said Carnagie.
Sigma Tau Delta is the International English Honor Society. It was founded in 1934 and currently has more than 800 active chapters in the US, Europe, Middle East and Caribbean. Sigma Tau Delta’s is currently based at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Ill.
FHU’s chapter of Sigma Tau Delta, Alpha Omicron Psi, has been represented at the last five annual Sigma Tau Delta conferences. Dr. Margaret Payne, professor of English, accompanied the group in lieu of the group’s sponsor, Derrick Spradlin, who is a faculty supervisor for FHU’s study abroad program in Belgium this semester.
In addition to presenting papers, those attending the conference were invited to Sigma Tau Delta sponsored events such as workshops, Open-Mic nights, and addresses by the featured authors Naomi Shihab Nye, Anthony Doerr and Natasha Trethway.